Thursday, 19 June 2014

Goals for the remainder of 2014

My exams are finally over! Today was my last day at college EVER (except for collecting my certificates later this year and my artwork in January, but let's not think about that just yet). Now it's time to crack on with some writing. We are now half way through June and I've only posted nine things on here. That means half the year is already gone (scary or what?). Anyway, from now on I promise to make more time for you guys and I will be posting a lot more.

Today I want to share with you some of my writing related goals for the rest of this year (feel free to post some of your goals in the comments section).

1. Tweet!

I'm not the most active person on Twitter (as you might have noticed) but all that is about to change. Please follow me @KatieLThompson1

2. Finish Cameron by the middle of October.

I've been writing Cameron on and off for over a year. Now it's time to ignore all those other characters who are pestering me to write their stories and focus on the Snowdon sisters. Another 15,000 words and a little more polishing and it'll be ready to join Daisy on the top shelf of my bookcase.

There's an extract from Cameron on the 'Coming Soon' page of my website. If you haven't yet checked it out, you can do so by clicking here

3. Win Camp NaNoWriMo for the second time this year.

In April I took part in Camp NaNoWriMo for the first time. I was busy revising for my exams so I set a small target of 10,000 words. By the end of the month I'd managed to write 23,327 words. This July I've set myself a target of 50,000 words. During NaNoWriMo I will be posting regular updates here, on my blog, which will include word counts, short extracts and other exciting stuff.

4. Finish Poisoned Blue by the middle of October.

Poisoned Blue is a murder mystery novel which I'll be working on during July's Camp NaNoWriMo. I planned the novel last year but, as of yet, haven't got around to writing it. Poisoned Blue will be my first non-romance novel. It will be the first in the Jamie Stanley Crime Scene Investigation Series. 

5. Book Signing at WARFARE in November.

The wonderful Wargames Association of Reading are letting me have a stand at their annual show, which is being held on the 15th and 16th November. Click above for details on the show. I intend to have both Cameron and Poisoned Blue paperbacks to sign as well as Dying to Live and Daisy.

6. Win NaNoWriMo for the second year running.

Last year I wrote 50,000 words of Spring Showers, yet another novel I am yet to finish but which will be completed by the end of 2015. I haven't yet decided which novel I want to work on this year, but it's most likely to be one of the fifteen I currently have planned.

It looks like I'm going to be busy for the remainder of 2014. Of course, these are just goals and are no way 'written in stone' but I will do my best to stick to the plan. I hope you'll be here to enjoy the rest of 2014 with me.

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